As the year draws to a close ANCAP has revealed the top performing vehicles in safety testing during 2018, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Toyota Corolla and Holden Acadia blitzing the field.
Standards were raised in 2018 with new test and assessment protocols implemented in Australia, New Zealand and Europe which meant manufacturers had to lift their game to achieve the maximum five-star safety rating.
Achieving the highest overall score out of all the vehicles rated by ANCAP in 2018 was the Mercedes-Benz A-Class with 89.6 per cent. This was assisted by achieving the highest Vulnerable Road User Protection rating and equalling the highest Child Occupant Protection rating.
The Toyota Corolla came in second with an overall score of 87.4 per cent thanks to a multitude of safety improvements over the previous generation.
Rounding out the top three is the recently tested Holden Acadia, which is also the highest scoring SUV, with a score of 87 per cent.
ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin, commented: “Not only does the Acadia provide good protection for occupants in physical crashworthiness testing, it is fitted with a range of active safety systems which performed very well in preventing or reducing the severity of crashes with pedestrians and cyclists.”
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